If you are buying property in Thailand always ensure that you seek advice from a lawyer who knows the Thai legal system very well. The same goes with getting married in Thailand and obtaining a visa for Thailand. Ensure that the lawyer you find is well versed in Thai law.
Once you are married in Thailand and you have registered your marriage you do have the option of extending your Thai marriage visa in Thailand for 12 months. We have explained the multiple entry marriage visa on this website however the process for a 12 month visa has now become easier. These are the basics for the 12 month marriage visa where you don’t ever need to leave Thailand again – not even for a visa run.
If you are considering retirement in Thailand then you will also be looking at the property options available to you in Thailand. Usually before people get married in Thailand they tend to rent however many buy once they are married.
If you are not married to your Thai wife and the holder of a UK spouse visa or even engaged to your Thai fiancee needing a UK fiancee visa then you are looking at a UK Partner visa which means you don’t have to be married or going to be getting married. For this visa you can also be same-sex as the partner visa allows for this as well.